Thursday, July 24, 2014

Product Recalls from IKEA, PetSmart and More

Product Recalls from Consumer Bits

Check out the latest batch of recalls from companies like IKEA, PetSmart, and others.

IKEA Reannounces and Expands Recall of Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard; Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children’s wall-mounted lamps.

Visit  www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

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PetSmart Recalls Fish Bowls Due to Laceration Hazard : The glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Visit www.petsmart.com and click on About PetSmart at the bottom of the page, then click on Product Notices & Recalls for more information.

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Ariens Recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushes Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards, A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged.

Visit www.ariens.com click on Recall Information for more information.

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Big Lots Recalls Ottomans Due to Fall Hazard; The center of the ottoman can collapse during normal use.

Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 or online at www.biglots.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom for more information.

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Bollinger Fitness Recalls Resistance Bands Due to Injury Hazard because A black plastic ball attached to the resistance band’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user.

Contact Bollinger at (800) 255-6061 or online at www.bollingerfitness.com and click on Important News at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

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DGL Group Recalls Vibe USB Mobile Power Bars Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Five Below; The power bar can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Visit online at www.dglusa.com and click on “Safety Recall” for more information.

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E-Z-GO Recalls Golf, Shuttle, Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard: The steering wheel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing the driver’s steering control. This can result in a crash.

Go to  www.ezgo.com and click on Product Recall Information or at www.badboybuggies.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

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GE Brand Dehumidifiers by Midea Recalled for Repair Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart; A component in the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit.

Visit www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall Info at the bottom of the page under the Support heading.

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Lifeguard Press Recalls Charging Kits Due to Fire, Shock Hazards because The wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The prongs on the charger can detach and remain in the electrical outlet.

Contact:  Lifeguard Press at (800) 992-3006 or online at www.lifeguardpress.com and click on Press at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Linear Expands Recall of Personal Emergency Reporting System Transmitters Due to Battery Signal Failure;  The batteries used in the transmitters can fail to emit a low battery warning leading the user to believe the transmitter is functioning and not generate a warning. 

Contact:  Linear toll-free at (855) 546-2384 or online at www.linear-pers.com and click on Recalls for more information.

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Oeuf Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard because The slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the cribs.

Contact: Oeuf toll-free at (844) 653-8527 or online at www.oeufnyc.com and click on Sparrow Recall for more information.

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Ontel Recalls Isometric Exercise Devices Due to Projectile Hazard:  The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact to the user or bystander.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Ontel Products Corporation at (800) 245-0511 or visit  www.ontel.com and click on “ISO7X Recall Notice” for more information.

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Porter-Cable Fixed-Base Production Routers Recalled Due to Electrical Shock Hazard because The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.

Contact:  Porter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 or online at www.portercable.com, click on Important Safety Notice/Recalls, then select 2014 for more information.

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Troy-Bilt Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard: The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use.

Contact Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 or go to www.troybilt.com and click on Recalls under the Owner’s Center tab for more information.

This same issue also impacts Remington electric leaf blowers ( www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recalls).

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